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Kentucky Academic Championships Scheduled for March 16-18 in Louisville

From Saturday March 16 to Monday March 18, over 2500 Middle Grades and High School students from across the state will converge upon Louisville’s Galt House for the Kentucky Academic Championships, the finals of Kentucky’s prestigious Governor’s Cup academic competition.

Students and teams present at the State Finals have advanced through local district and regional Governor’s Cup Competitions.  The eight events of Governor’s Cup are:

  • Future Problem Solving, an award‑winning creative thinking team activity
  • Composition
  • Mathematics Written Assessment
  • Science Written Assessment
  • Social Studies Written Assessment
  • Language Arts Written Assessment
  • Arts and Humanities Written Assessment
  • Quick Recall, a team event open to the general public.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for 3:30 PM Monday March 18, in the Galt House Grand Ballroom. A full schedule, pairings, and additional information is available at www.kaac.com/state-finals. Complete results will be posted at www.kaac.com by 6:30 p.m. Monday,.

Governor’s Cup is Kentucky’s most prestigious academic event. Over 20,000 students in grades 4-12 compete each year. Governor’s Cup is coordinated by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition.

For more information, contact John Bennett, jbennett (at sign) kaac (dot) com

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KY Quizbowl Alliance (MG) – 4/27/19

2019 KENTUCKY QUIZBOWL ALLIANCE MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

When: April 27, 2019 / Registration @ 8:30-9:15am EST :: Play begins @ 9:30am EST (or earlier, if we can manage it!)

Where: Noe Middle School :: 121 W Lee Street / Louisville KY 40208 Question Set: NAQT MS-30

 

NAQT Tournament Home Page:

https://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=10391

REGISTER AT:

https://www.naqt.com/registration/register.jsp?tournament_id=10391&type=TEAM

 

 

Format and Rules: Games will consist of 20 tossups and the associated bonuses, split into two untimed halves. The general format will consist of preliminary round robins, followed by regrouping into another round robin based on performance in the prelims. While we cannot guarantee a specific number of games at this time, we *can* guarantee that we will do our best to provide *all* teams with at least 7 games. In our previous tournaments, all teams played between 8 and 10 games.

 

We will be playing with NAQT’s standard rules, scoring, and timing, with the sole exception of untimed halves. In particular, we will **not be using bounce-back bonuses** to allow teams to prepare for the ruleset at MSNCT.

 

Fees:

First team: $70 / Subsequent teams: $60 each Bringing a buzzer system: -$10 each (up to 2) * Teams traveling over 150 miles (one way): -$10 Teams bringing a staffer: -$10 each ** Minimum fee (per team): $40

 

New to quiz bowl discount — Any school that has not participated in a pyramidal quiz bowl tournament (e.g., a tournament run on NAQT questions, or any tournament using pyramidal tossups and three-part

bonuses) between September 1, 2017 and January 1, 2019 automatically qualifies for the minimum fee of $40 per team.

 

* – For the purposes of this discount, the buzzer system must conform to NAQT’s guidelines for its national tournaments. In particular, systems must be wired, and must be able to operate independently of a computer.

This means that Inquisitor systems are *not* eligible for this discount.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

 

** – If your team can bring a moderator that has experience reading quiz bowl with NAQT timings, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible.

 

Contact: Jason Thompson — jason_thompson@twc.com

Class Act Tourney – 2/23/19

CLASS ACT TOURNAMENT (2/23)

When: February 23, 2019 :: Check-In from 8:30 – 9:15am / Play starts @ 9:30am
Where: Eastern High School :: 12400 Old Shelbyville Rd / Louisville KY
40243
Question Set: NAQT MS-29

Tournament Homepage:
https://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=9769

** REGISTER AT:
https://www.naqt.com/registration/register.jsp?tournament_id=9769&type=TEAM 
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This tournament is **ABSOLUTELY FREE TO PLAY!** Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Class Act Credit Union, we are able to defer ALL registration fees for this tournament. If you’ve never played quiz bowl before, this is a fantastic opportunity to come check it out for no cost! (Other than gas and food )

Format and Rules: Games will consist of 20 tossups and the associated bonuses, split into two untimed halves. The general format will consist of preliminary round robins, followed by regrouping into another round robin based on performance in the prelims. While we cannot guarantee a specific number of games at this time, we *can* guarantee that we will do our best to provide *all* teams with at least 7 games. In previous tournaments, all teams played between 8 and 10 games.

We will be playing with NAQT’s standard rules, scoring, and timing, with the exception of that we will be playing untimed, 20-tossup games, and **we WILL be using bounce-back bonuses at this event.**

Contact: Jason Thompson — jason_thompson@twc.com

Kentucky Academic Bee and Bowl (4/13/2019)

Date/Time
Date(s) – 04/13/2019
8:15 am – 5:45 pm

Location
Winburn Middle School
1060 Winburn Dr
Lexington, Kentucky 40511

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that the 2019 Kentucky Academic Bee and Bowl will be held at Winburn Middle School in Lexington, KY on Saturday, April 13. Like all of our competitions, this tournament is open to all students in 8th grade and younger who have not yet played at a full-day USABB tournament this academic year. If you are playing in an Academic Bee held in conjunction with a National History Bee and National Science Bee regional tournament, you are still welcome to attend. No prior qualification is needed, and out of state students are welcome as well. To register, please click here and follow the instructions. Be sure to read the registration rules, including the requirement to bring 1 reader for every 2 teams (i.e. 1 reader for 1 or 2 teams, 2 readers if registering 3 or 4 teams, etc.) or otherwise they must email info@iacompetitions.com in advance of the registration deadline and pay a $60 penalty per missing reader.

During the lunch break the D Set Version of the National Qualifying Exam for the US Geography Olympiad & International Geography Bee will be offered (one exam is used for both competitions). The cost is $10; students may sign up on the spot, though advance registration is recommended using the USABB tournament registration form.

Thanks, and we hope you and your school will be able to compete this academic year!

Schedule of Events
8:15 – Doors Open, Check-In Begins
8:45 – Please Arrive By This Time!
9:00 – Academic Bowl Opening Meeting
9:30 – Academic Bowl Round 1
10:15 – Academic Bowl Round 2
10:55 – Academic Bowl Round 3
11:35 – Academic Bee Opening Meeting
11:55 – Academic Bee Round 1
12:25 – Academic Bee Round 2
12:50 – Lunch Break / US Geography Olympiad & Intl. Geography Bee Exam
1:50 – Academic Bowl Round 4
2:30 – Academic Bowl Round 5
3:15 – Academic Bee Final Round
4:00 – Academic Bowl Quarterfinals (a 4th playoff round will be added if more than 15 teams are in any one age division, in which case the tournament would end at 6:15)
4:40 – Academic Bowl Semifinals
5:15 – Academic Bowl Finals
5:45 – End

Warrior MG Quick Recall and Written Assessment Challenge 1/12/2019

The Winburn Middle School Academic Team will be hosting a QUICK RECALL and WRITTEN ASSESSMENT tournament for middle school teams (grades 6-8) on January 12, 2019.   Registration will begin at 8:00 AM.  Written testing begins at 8:45 AM.

You can register your team(s) at:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe99hv0k7N8aBE3GJrXicNkBo7tEDb27hLnptPOcFGasi2SKQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

The cost for the tournament is $70 for first team.  Additional teams are $50 per team.  All teams must provide a buzzer system and buzzer operator.  Teams may provide an experienced official for a $10 discount.  An additional buzzer discount of $10 is available.  Minimum team fee is $50.  Please reply with your intent by midnight December 3, 2018. You need to send payment beforehand to: Winburn Middle School, Attn: Academic Team, 1060 Winburn Drive, Lexington, KY 40511. Please make all checks payable to Winburn Middle School.

Lunch will be available at Winburn for just $5 per person. This includes two slices of pizza, a cookie, and a drink.

All quick recall teams will play round-robin style in the morning. Based off their morning performance, all teams will be re-bracketed and matched with teams with similar records. All teams are guaranteed four rounds of quick recall.  Match rules will follow Governor’s Cup guidelines.

Written Assessment

The day will begin with two written assessment windows.  Each participating team may enter 3 students in each of the following written assessment areas: Arts and Humanities, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.  The top five students in each subject (M, SC, SS, LA, AH) will be recognized at the awards ceremony.

Why should your team participate?

  • Experience prior to District Governor’s Cup
  • Opportunity to play against formidable opponents
  • Opportunity for students to compete in their specialty content areas for written assessments
  • Quick Recall opportunities
    • Four rounds of Quick Recall guaranteed
  • Can enter multiple teams to ensure experience for all players

If you have any other questions, comments, or concerns, please contact:  Brian Durham at brian.durham@fayette.kyschools.us

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